Brown Girl Dreaming

Gender & Sexism
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
Social Justice
Author(s):
Jacqueline Woodson
Age Group:
10 and up
Publisher:
Nancy Paulsen Books
ISBN:
978-0399252518
Year:
Gender & Sexism
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
Social Justice

Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights Movement. Each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child’s soul as she searches for her place in the world. Her love of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become.

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